Ilene Lori Cohen
October 10, 1958 - March 18, 2022
Obituary For Ilene Lori Cohen
Ms. Ilene Cohen, 63, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on March 18, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and Martha Cohen. Ilene was born October 10, 1958, in Philadelphia, PA. She attended college at UC-Davis and UC-San Diego, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Over the course of her career, Ilene, worked for Wachovia Bank, World Bank, Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola, Banco Santander, Citibank, Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, and lastly at Fidelity Investments.
She was a Boston Red Sox, Roger Federer, and because of her husband, Steve, a closet Green Bay Packers fan.
Ilene and Steven Thuerwachter were married in Charlotte, NC, on December 29, 2010. They met on match.com after Ilene *winked* at Steve, and their first date was at a NASCAR race (Ilene was NOT a fan). Steve will tell you he doesn't remember who won the race after two days of rain delays and rescheduling, but he knows he was the BIG winner that weekend when Ilene came into this life.
Ilene was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Steve; sister, Lois (Stan) Wachtel; nephew, Adam Wachtel; step-children, Elizabeth Thuerwachter (Katie McLeod) and Nathan (Katie) Thuerwachter; sisters-in-law, Barb (Brian) Bernetzke and Julie Maloney; brothers-in-law, Kelly (Michelle) Thuerwachter and Mike Thuerwachter.
She left behind her K9 loves: Molly, Kayla, and Astro-her four-legged children.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or cards, please make a donation to The Hospice by the Sea, Boca Raton, FL (who cared for Ilene's mother) or to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary of Utah.
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